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ABC
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
FOX
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
his name so big you can see it from outer space. this is not a joke. he had a construction crew carve his name in the sand of the island he owns. the letters are 1/2-mile high and of 2 miles long. they are so big the h and the first a have been made into waterways. he's worth an estimated $23 billion.  >>> some teenagers were put to the test today under the hot july sun. they're children of active duty military personnel. they got a taste of what their parents do. fox 5's beth parker takes us to boot camp. >> reporter: they're either in your face or watching you suffer. >> have you gotten yelled at today? >> twice actually. >> i've been yelled at a couple times. >> reporter: this is operation basic boot camp sponsored by the uso of metro washington. it's a one-day boot camp for kids with military parents. >> absolutely an aha thing. we all went oh, my gosh, this would be such a great idea. >> reporter: even for kids from military families this takes a little getting used to. >> yes, missy, and you won't get used to this. this is no picnic. this won't be an easy
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney, jose baez, wasted no time. >> she wa
CNN
Jul 21, 2011 12:00pm PDT
enough to get a compromise and to get it through both houses. that remains a big question this afternoon, and -- and it doesn't seem like we've got a clear answer on really where that goes yet. >> all right. let's get out of the beltway for a second here, kate, because we've got a poll today showing 62% of americans now favor raising the debt ceiling one way or another, either with or without debt reduction. got a block of senate republicans accepting higher revenues, ie taxes, as part of tax reduction. are these holdout house republicans becoming more isolated, and are they begin to feel the heat to compromise here? >> reporter: it's hard to say. we've talked to some very conservative republicans about that, and they stand very firmly in their belief that they do not think this a tax increase should be part of any debt deal because they don't think that it's good for the economy, and they say many of them were elected in 2010 really basically on this point, that they need to get the country's fiscal house in order and not continue spending, spending, spending, that they should be reduci
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 2:00pm EDT
. and carney saying that tomorrow is a big day and everybody has to either come to an assessment that we can do a significant deal and they were talking of course of the $4 trillion deal until the republicans pulled the plug on that last weekend, and they have to come in friday, and friday is shaping up to be something of a deadline, and meanwhile, tim geithner, the treasury secretary up on the hill behind closed doors talking about the senators of a doom and gloom scenario is nothing is done by august 2nd, and the united states has to begin to default as carney and other white house officials call it hypothetical and insists that the country will not default and some arrangement will be made, but it is not clear what the path of the arrangement may be before august 2nd, tamron. >> and what about the report that the president was mulling over a bipartisan meeting at camp david and there is a quote at nancy pelosi saying it is not a good idea many her opinion, because the rsvps have not been released as politico pointed out, but what is story here? >> well, everybody is backing away from somethi
FOX
Jul 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
incredible. it's almost 90 degrees at 10:00 at night. >> shawn, it feels like 108 degrees. that is the big part of this story, that humidity that is so incredible. now we are entering primetime. what we had before was the warm- up to what is going to be the real excessive heat and that gets going around our area tomorrow even hotter than today. 99 degrees at dulles, didn't break any records, but the records are real old am now we have an excessive heat -- old. now we have an excessive heat warning. let me show you the graphic. not only was that excessive heat warning expanded till 10:00 tonight, but it's in effect tomorrow and for saturday. we are looking at three more days of very high temperatures. check out some of the temperatures around the region. it's still 89 degrees we mentioned, most everybody still in the 80s. this is that cumulative effect we were talking about where the temperature just keeps getting warmer because we aren't cooling off at night. it's certainly here in the city with the pavement and concrete and the bricks retain that heat, but it's the heat index and humidity
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's where the hurricane center
FOX
Jul 10, 2011 10:00pm EDT
and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
are demanding tax hikes on the wealthiest part of the deal and some republicans want big spending cuts. >> reporter: with 49 days left -- 14 days left until the $49.3 trillion ceiling deadline, the president urgeed both sides to work together and, so far, have been far a part. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right think this in washington. we can't stand in the way when it comes to doing the right thing on deficits. >> reporter: the focus on monday shifted to the capitol. the house republicans are introducing a deal tieing any debt ceiling agreement to a balanced budget amendment, have an if it reaches the president's debt, the white house is promising a veto. >> up fortunately, there is no chance of this getting through. >> reporter: des like maryland's chris van holland say the gop bill is a distraction and would drastically cut medicare while leaving tax cuts for the wealthy in place. >> and when people realize what they're doing, playing with the constitution in that way, they will see this is not about -- . >> this is a plan. >> reporter: republican senator
CNN
Jul 5, 2011 3:00am PDT
time. sonja "black widow" thomas won with 40 dogs. i'm a big hot dog lover and can't imagine that. how many do you think you could eat? if you're hungry and like them. they're not the biggest. >> personally, i have had three. >> i can do better than three. >> really? >> i was thinking six or seven. >>> coming up, a grizzly discovery in an indiana creek. police waiting to see if it sheds light on the disappearance of a college coed. >>> also, a civil war reenactors in a battle with mother nature. why they got the shock of their life. >>> wowing the crowds in canada, what the royal couple is up to today. chronologically i'm sixty years old. is it the new forty, i don't know. i probably feel about thirty. how is it that we don't act our age? [ marcie ] you keep us young. [ kurt ] we were having too much fun we weren't thinking about a will at that time. we have responsibilities to the kids and ourselves. we're the vargos and we created our wills on legalzoom. finally. [ laughter ] [ shapiro ] we created legalzoom to help you take care of the ones you love. go to legalzoom.com today and co
CNN
Jul 22, 2011 2:00am PDT
were picked up in a big fbi raid this week. the justice department says the woman is part of a collective that attacked several wreb sites. she's under a judge's orders not to use the internet except to talk to her lawyer. >>> the nikkei and hang seng closing up. kristie lu stout standing by. markets rallying on the heels of this debt bailout plan for greece. >> that's right. european leaders meeting in brussels have finally reached a deal to give greece a second bailout. that has been well received on the global stock markets, uk, french and german markets all on the rise. the nikkei in japan closed higher. the euro continued to rise further against the u.s. dollar. european policymakers believed this deal, which is worth almost a quarter of a trillion dollars will contain europe's debt crisis and give greece more breathing room. >> some say this rescue plan is not going to be enough to solve long-term problems in greece or the eurozone. >> that's right. the markets are rallying right now. there is fear among european leaders, fears that imposing losses on greece's lender
FOX News
Jul 18, 2011 3:00pm PDT
of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> reporter: reid says lawmakers must find a solution. >> we'll stay in session every day, saturday and sunday until congress passes legislation to prevent the united states from defaulting on negotiation. >> reporter: in chicago, key ally expressed support for the mcconnell-reid plan. >> more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it but it's responsible way out of the crisis. >> reporter: lindsey graham favors constitutional amendment but there isn't enough support in the senate. >> we have the people behind us. 72% of the american people want balanced budget. >> reporter: the president called for shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal. but what i said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the cochair of the president's own deficit commission ha
FOX
Jul 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
, saturday. we'll be close sunday. big storms last night. dropped over an inch and a half of rain. another batch toward midnight. this morning, things have quieted down. there is a touch of fog in areas to the west of washington out toward orange and stanton and oakland and petersburg. 75 in leesburg this morning. 70 in tappahannock. in annapolis, going out to do the hot yoga by the city dock, 76 degrees. angie, over to you. >>> thank you so much, howard. hello, everybody. entering the 6:00 hour, we continue to keep on that yellow light. right now, we're following breaking news out of arlington, virginia. it looks like things are improving out there. let's take it out live. what we have here was a bad wreck that happened early this morning. a police officer was very hurt. north glebe road was closed at washington boulevard. what we're seeing through our cameras and our crew on the scene there that the lanes of northbound glebe, those are getting by, southbound still shut down. still if you're going the other way, you might want to consider using 16th to utah to fairfax to north glebe. our
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 6:00am PDT
. that is going to be a big hot topic of political conversation well. eric cantor and john boehner and people issuing press releases the president needs to do more and shows a failure of leadership at the white house. see what the white house has to say later about it. >> the unemployment rate tick up slightly to 9.2%. >> that's going to do it for us. >>> "cnn newsroom" begins right now with kyra phillips. >>> christine, don't go far. we are talking about the disappointing news on the jobs front. >> i won't. >>> labor department reporting only 18,000 jobs were added in june. that is much worse than economists readdicted. of course, those live pictures we can't get enough of. the shuttle is fueled and the crew is suited up but the weather could still cancel today's historic law firm. we are live at kennedy space center hoping that it will take off in time. >>> an arrest in the huge hacking scandal in britain. the news that the world's former editor and the prime minister's former aide. >>> like we told you, we want to start with the jobless numbers. our christine romans, once again, back with
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
FOX
Jul 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
it working several big stories. a police officer accused of shooting a man who refused his sexual advances, and then trying to cover it up. the new details emerging in the case. >>> rush hour once again turning into happy hour on the rails. fox 5 investigates new complaints about the so-called party train. >>> we're going to begin tonight with major new plans to curb crime in a hopping dc night life area. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter? i'm shawn yancy. operations adams morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. >> police are cracking down even harder. some business owners worry it could drive customers away. matt ackland is live tonight, matt. >> reporter: big plans under way, and the one probably getting the most attention is starting friday night at 10:00 p.m. police plan to remove all of the cars here. they are restricting parking, and the people that continue to park here will actually be towed away, given a $50 ticket. also, police are getting some help from dpw and the fire marshal. the fire marshal will come in and inspect some of the
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 2:00am PDT
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CNN
Jul 8, 2011 9:00am EDT
economist said, ian sheped heardson said a big bucket of cold water. 18,000 jobs created overall. the estimates ranged from 80,000 to 125,000. market and economists expected more jobs creation than that. when you dig within the numbers you can see government jobs were shed. wow. thousands. 57,000 private sector jobs created but 39,000 government jobs lost. unemployment rate went up. so this tells you, kyra, bottom line, that private companies are not confident to hire in big numbers at all and the government, local and state government, because of budget cuts, continue to slash jobs. this is what the trajectory looks like. we have come from massive job losses there over about a year ago 192,000 four months of bad jobs and then you saw job created and it petered out. another thing when we dig into the numbers. you look at the revisions and what prior months were changed either higher or lower and we found another 44,000 jobs we thought had been created weren't. so it was other months revised down about 44,000. manufacturing, construction, temporary services and jobs in these areas
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. two big breaking news stories to get to this morning. we want to begin with casey anthony. after 1,006 days in jail and just 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the seen from inside the orange county jail in orlando at the moment she was being escorted out of the facility. she appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she's led out the door by her attorney and facing a pretty angry crowd. nbc's kristin dahlgren was there and joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv so this morning we don't know exactly where she is. for the first time in three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear protesters are still here. with all of the protests, all of the publicity, there was so much talk about using decoys or casey anthony sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2011 11:00am EDT
is a big point of concern here. nancy pelosi was very adamant yesterday, saying that the republican caucus would not accept any deal that would cut medicare, cut social security. and remember, they're most likely going to need democratic votes to get this across the finish line because we're expecting any type of deal to extend the nation's debt limit will get a lot of republican defection. >> we just got the two-minute warning. we saw some activity from one of the staffers coming out to put president obama's notes at that podium. so i want to keep you with me right now to talk about what can we expect with the president telling everyone they need to stay in town, not go home, there's going to be work over the weekend, and that they're going to be in session next week trying to hammer this out? >> they're going to be in session next week. and we also got word the house will stay in session july 18th. essentially what you're seeing now, thomas, is some of it's political show, obviously, when people have to work on sunday that sends a message to the american people, you're having your day of
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
CNN
Jul 3, 2011 3:00am PDT
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
FOX News
Jul 21, 2011 10:00am PDT
, and it cracks. what happens is the road actually buckles or explodes, as they say, which leads to those big, major potholes. that causes traffic jams, it also leads to city budgets being drained because of the work crews. it's not just the roads. you look at some of the homes. again, the ground dries up, no rain to moisten it, and what happens is it cracks. and when the ground cracks, your home settles. when your home settles, the foundation -- as you can see there -- cracks. it is a major, major concern. listen to this. >> we're just noticing them all over the outside of our house. i am worried. um, i don't know what to do, i mean, do i ke my hose on or my sprinkler on? >> reporter: when the temperatus stay in the 90s for extended period of times, the -- periods of time, the problem for farmers is trying to keep their animals and plants cool, and it's almost impossible, so you have many animals that are dying. that leads to rising food prices. listen to one farmer. >> those birds were full size, current goes off, i've got less than five minutes to get fans running. and if it fries somethin
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am PDT
coming up. >>> and quite an extravaganza in the night sky over san francisco. the big 4th of july celebration spectacular fireworks. this is crissy field. er who skies making for a perfect -- clear skies making for a perfect night. ,,,,,,,,,,,, s'mores special? ,,,,,,,,,,,, hershey's chocolate goodness, that brings people together. hershey's makes it a s'more. you make it special. pure hershey's. our fruit has to be perfectly ripe because it's delivered on the same day. for me? this is so beautiful! edible arrangements. enjoy the most delicious fruit ever. guaranteed. starting at $25. the >>> welcome back. we have a traffic alert in san mateo. southbound 10 -- southbound 101, three lanes blocked. we'll have details on that and fender-benders on the bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the jury in the casey anthony murder trial will continue their deliberations this morning. 25-year-old florida woman accused of killing her 2-year- old daughter back in 2008. the jury began deliberating yesterday but they did not reach a verdict. they have most of the evidence in the jury room but
FOX
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. here is fox 5's tish shthompson with -- tisha thompson with the big story. >> reporter: fir and reese -- fire and rescue said the 911 call came in from an apartment on the second floor. the apartment got so hot she couldn't sleep any more. >> i opened the window to get fresh air then it smelled like it was burning outside. the apartment, fire, fire. then they broke the alarm. >> fortunate the fire alarm went off. it evacuated the entire building. we got 27 people, 18 adults and 9 children that have been displaced. >> reporter: as they watched, firefighters tried to save their homes. dan schmidt with fairfax fire and rescue explains the alarm probably saved their lives. no one was injured. neighbors say many apartments are part of the affordable housing program. >> no insurance, nothing at all. no. whatever she had is gone. >> reporter: mohammed hussein helped his sister carry away her mail, the only thing she has left. >> she just got new mattresses delivered from macy's and she was excited bit. the next day, everything is gone. >> re
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
for a course of correction, but he's shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the long term reforms we need. >> reporter: lawmakers must find a solution reid says. >> we'll stay in civic day including saturdays and sundays until congress -- session every day including saturdays and sundays until congress comes up with an agreement. >> there's more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham faves a constitutional amendment, although -- favors a constitutional amendment, although there's not enough support in the senate. >> 72% of the people want a balanced budgets as part of the amendment to the constitution. >> reporter: the president is opposed to that but is calling for a shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal, but what i also said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a downpayment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the co-chair of the president's own deficit commission has not been impres
CNN
Jul 3, 2011 8:00pm PDT
has to do that for us. so it is going to be a big change for some folks. >> stillson always dreamed of being a launch director. no woman has ever held that job. but for now, nasa has nothing for her to launch. back on-board -- >> let's take a look. >> -- crawl about 12 feet. i'm going to drag these cables in, too. on the other end is the shuttle's cargo bay, spacious enough to hold a school bus. over the 39 flights of "discovery," dozens of astronauts in space suits have been at this exact vantage point waiting to step out to repair a satellite or build the space station. >> grab the hand-hold here and then just keep coming, put a hand up here, and can you pull yourself right on up. >> we're climbing the ladder to the flight deck. in the weightlessness of space you'd just float your way up. i'm allowed the privilege of the commander's seat. there's a lot of buttons here. i guess i shouldn't touch. >> john, here we are on the flight deck of "discovery." the commander sits in the left seat. the pilot sits in the right seat. >> the windows are covered with sun shields. >> there's three
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 11:00pm PDT
that for us. so it's going to be a big change for some folks. >> stillson always dreamed of being a launch director. no woman has ever held that job. but for now, nasa has nothing for her to launch. back onboard -- >> let's go to the air lock. >> we'll take a look in the air lock. >> crawl about 12 feet. >> i'm going to drag these cables in, too. >> on the other end is the shuttle's cargo bay, spacious enough to hold a school bus. over the 39 flights of discovery, dozens of astronauts in space suits have been at this exact vantage point, waiting to step out to repair a satellite or build the space station. >> you can grab the hand hold here, and then just keep coming. put a hand up here and you can pull yourself right on up. >> we're climbing the ladder to the flight deck. in the weightlessness of space just float your way up. >> i'm allowed the privilege of the commander's seat. >> there's a lot of butts that sat here. i guess i shouldn't touch. >> john, we're on the flight deck of discovery. the commander sits in the left seat. the pilot sits in the right seat. >> the windows are covered
NBC
Jul 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
vehicle is on its last few laps and a big part of american life is about to end. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello who was lucky enough to watch it blast off at the cape today. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. mission managers admit they got lucky with the weather, no rain, no lightning, even a last-minute technical glitch didn't teach "atlant "atlantis" on the ground. for the last time, a farewell from the ground teams who have spent 30 years launching shuttle missions. >> on behalf of the greatest team in the world, good luck to you and your crew on the final flight of this true american icon. >> go flight, one more time, mike, witnessing this nation at its best. the crew of "atlantis" is ready for launch. >> reporter: liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis." >> reporter: the 135th shuttle mission thundered off the florida coast on a resupply mission to the space station. while on the ground, three-quarters of a million people gathered to witness history. >> i wish them god speed and i'm so proud, i'm happy to have seen them go out. >> reporter: but con
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 5:00am PDT
away a big problem in northern california. >> and it could have been another massacre at fort hood. how a store clerk foiled a planned shooting rampage. >> and by the end of the year, earth will mark a major milestone. we'll share that with you when we come back. ,, ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> live look at san mateo. everything is great easy ride into san francisco if that's where your commute takes you this morning. >>> an army sprite in jail this morning accused of -- private is in jail this morning accused of planning an attack on fort hood. naser abdo had been awol for weeks from kentucky. he was arrested in texas tuesday after showing up at a store to buy six pounds of gunpowder. that's when the store cherokee called the police. >> first red flag is when he asked cathy, what's smoke less should know if you don't know what it is, why would you buy six pounds of it? >> abdo was then tracked to a motel where people found weapons including a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. he is an american born muslim who was granted conscientious objection status th
CNN
Jul 7, 2011 3:00am PDT
reform. it is quite a big undertaking considering there isn't a lot of time left but certainly some movement that we have seen since yesterday, guy. >> any specifics? i think important people who are listening to the process of what's happening in washington, what this means for people over a longer period of time is fewer services and smaller government and maybe higher taxes or higher cost of living your life as the services go away. i mean, all of these have amazing and long lasting ramifications for how we live our lives. my specifics? >> huge long -- no. honestly in terms of the specific, i mean, we can talk generally about where the cuts would come from, entitlements, defense spending, you can see how that would affect different people and the nation as a whole. specifics, no, i think we are going to be getting, obviously, more details on that to come. let's just take a look at some of the things that some of the folks who are coming here to the white house are going to demand because, remember, president obama is hosting eight members of congress, top two democrats and top tw
CNN
Jul 29, 2011 3:00am PDT
of some instruments that could -- showing, you know, trouble in the lending market. >> the big question is, will washington let that happen, and right now that answer is not any clearer than it was yesterday morning. we begin with breaking news, though. this titanic struggle that's continued to go on right now to end the debt crisis before next tuesday's deadline. here's a live look at the capitol where overnight, infighting among republicans forced house speaker john boehner to yank his debt bill. they thought there was going to be a vote last night. there is hope he will try to pass it again today. in four hours the speaker will again sit down with fellow republicans and again try to entice just a handful of hardline conservatives to fall in line. >> the bill's not perfect. i never said it was perfect. nobody in my caucus believes it's perfect. but what this bill reflects is a sincere, honest effort to end this crisis in a bipartisan way to send it to the senate where it can receive action. >> now the speaker's bill would cut $900 billion from the budget over ten years in exchange for a
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 8:00am PDT
the arrest of rebekah brooks. she's out on bail right now, but her arrest over the weekend a big surprise. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, she was -- the length that she was detained for was incredible as well. 12 hours she spent -- more than 12 hours in a police station in london answering questions, and she wasle only released around midnight last night local time. so that was a huge development in this. she's out on police bail now, but that doesn't mean she's excused from appearing before a committee of mps tomorrow london time. she's still going to turn up and be careful about what she says, and the politicians are going to have to be careful about what they ask her as well. there could be a trial down the track if she's charged, and therefore they're going to make sure under the rules here that they don't sort of prejudice any forthcoming trial. nevertheless i think she's going to get a pretty tough interrogation at the hands of politicians as will her former bosses rupert and james murdoch who appear now separately from her before the same committee tomorrow afternoon. >> dan, let me as
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
. we saw this yesterday ahead of the briefing. pushing support for this gang of six plan and it's a big one, kiran. that would include $500 billion in immediate cuts and there would be tax increases approximately to the tune of $1 trillion and it would tackle intij entitlement reform. you're saying doesn't it sound like the grand bargain that president obama was pursuing with speak boehner and was a no-go on the impasse on tax increases? exactly right. this is a big plan and there is something in this plan, i think, for everyone to hate. for republicans insisting no tax increases even on the wealthy and for democrats who are very concerned about medicare cuts, even though the program solvency is threatened. >> brianna keilar, we are watching every single second of this debt deal of the negotiations. we will be talking a lot more in the next couple of hours, next couple of days. >>> minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann getting more attention on the campaign trail. another poll showing she is making inroads with gop voters? >> reporter: she sure is what the polls indicate. yesterday s
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